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Home Inspector

Company: City of Dubuque
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

LEAD PAINT/HEALTHY HOMES INSPECTORANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $48,131 to $62,857GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs field inspections and investigation work in the implementation of the City s Lead and Healthy Homes Program and provides classroom and on-site instruction to local contractors in lead-safe hazard reduction techniques and practices in support of the City s housing improvement programs; performs related work as required.DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work in this class involves responsibility for field contact and inspection work to ensure compliance with the standards required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in reference to lead paint hazards, healthy homes hazards, and other related health and sanitation standards. Work involves ascertaining facts, issuing reports and explaining the Code and related standards. Some of the work is routine but does require the exercise of discretion and judgment. Work is performed under general supervision and assignments are received from the supervisor either orally or in writing. Work is reviewed through written and oral reports and field visits by the supervisor.EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):ESSENTIAL: Conducts lead hazard inspections/environmental risk assessments and comprehensive healthy homes assessments; inspects units proposed for lead based paint hazard and healthy home health and safety interventions and prepares cost estimates and/or verifies privately provided cost estimates; advises owners and occupants on requirements for abating violations of the City s Housing Code Lead Paint Standards and related health and sanitation standards; provides assistance to owners in preparing and reviewing estimates for lead paint hazard reduction rehabilitation; makes follow-up inspections of housing units and, as needed, prepares notices; prepares instructional materials and presents information to local contractors, workers, landlords and homeowners in lead-safe hazard reduction techniques and practices; occasionally refers violation to other City departments for additional consultation and assistance; prepares a variety of reports based upon inspections and investigations for review by the supervisor; responds to residents questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner; participates in the City s intercultural competency training and program.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:ESSENTIAL: Knowledge of the design, construction, installation and maintenance of building components used in housing units; knowledge of the basic principles, techniques and practices related to housing construction and environmental sanitation; knowledge of the legal procedures associated with the enforcement of the Housing Code and related health and sanitation standards; knowledge of the safety requirements related to the activities of the department; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to make technical inspections and to arrive at independent decisions on the basis of such inspections; ability to make decisions and recognize established practices and use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems; ability to follow oral and written assignments and ascertain facts through investigation; ability to deal amicably with homeowners, landlords and tenants in explaining and interpreting the City s Lead-Based Hazard Control Program and related health and sanitation standards, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the general public; ability to prepare records and reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input-oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to be a team player; a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Considerable training and experience in housing construction, housing code enforcement and housing-related health and sanitation code enforcement; experience working with a diverse workforce and population; graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental and/or health sciences, business, construction or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Iowa Drivers License at the time of appointment.OVERTIME STATUS: Non-exemptAPPLICATION: Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERrecblid wxz2p1qc83yclntaxlekkmaye3sd7c Associated topics: inspector surveyor, land, measure, osha, problem, rodman, rpls, safety, survey, surveyor

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